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Route 66: Bonnie & Clyde in Joplin, Missouri

At the turn of the 20th century, Joplin was a boomtown filled with saloons, brothels, and gambling halls. Notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde hit Joplin in 1933, adding a string of robberies and a shootout to an already lawless town.

Ghostly plaster figures in an eerie rendition of The Last Supper. Photo © Jenna Blough.

Death Valley’s Five Strangest Places

Amidst Death Valley’s barbed desert expanses, lonesome stretches of highway, twisting dirt roads, and eternal quiet, life (and possibly even death) seems to take on a different shape. From creepy to beautiful, mysterious to moving, ridiculous to sublime, here are five of the strangest places expert author Jenna Blough has encountered in her many desert rambles.